Infestissumam (latin for “the most hostile” or “the biggest threat” in reference to the antichrist) is the latest release from the swedish band GHOST. Their second album see’s Papa Emeritus II & The Nameless Ghouls breaking free from their metallic birth and maturing into a bigger dark rock band with a wider appeal, offering pop hymns that glorify and glamorise the disgusting and sacrilegious.
A very visual live band with Papa Emeritus II in striking papal outfit and skull make up and his masked robed ghouls complete with churchlike backdrop which would more than compete with any horrorpunk band.
The album opens with the title track Infestissumam – the dark hymn like start complete with choir singing in latin gives way to power rock which has a speeded up waltz as its backbone. Per Apera Ad Inferni – Starts with a 20 second power rock blast heralding the addictive real singing(not snarling/shouting or talking) talents of Papa Emeritus II. There’s a hint of fuzztones psychedelic garage rock, great keyboards. Again there is a speeded up waltz driving the song which is very apparent in the chorus and mixes well with the power rock elements in the song. Nice chiming bells towards the end of the song.
Secular Haze- sounds very like The Fuzztones playing a satanic psychedelic garage waltz damn catchy track! The video is below.